Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler. (Photograph Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Rajasthan Royals (RR) managed to come back on high in a bunch stage match towards Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 18 (Monday). It got here all the way down to the final over, with RR preserving their nerves and successful the match by seven runs ultimately. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was adjudged the Participant of the Match for his glorious bowling.

KKR skipper Shreyas Iyer gained the toss and opted to bowl. Openers Jos Buttler (103 off 61 balls) put up a 97-run opening partnership with Devdutt Padikkal (24 off 18 balls). Buttler then teamed up with captain Sanju Samson so as to add 67 runs for the second wicket, taking the Royals previous the 150 mark within the fifteenth over.

Nevertheless, KKR made a powerful comeback within the match with batter Riyan Parag, Karun Nair, and Ashwin failing to get going. West Indies batter Shimron Hetmyer (26 off 13 balls) ensured that RR cross the 200-run mark. For KKR, Sunil Narine was the decide of the bowlers, scalping two wickets in his four-over quota.

KKR have been trying comfy of their chase

Glorious batting show from Aaron Finch (58 off 28 balls) and skipper Shreyas Iyer (85 off 51 balls) ensured that RR had a tricky time. Nevertheless, spinner Yuzvendra Chahal turned the match on its head as he picked up a hat-trick in his final over.

Aside from Finch and Iyer, Umesh Yadav contributed 21 off 9 for KKR. Nevertheless, that was not sufficient for the two-time champions to pin down RR. For RR, Chahal was the decide of the bowlers, scalping 5 wickets in his four-over quota. After successful at present’s match, RR claimed the second spot within the factors desk. In the meantime, GT (first), LSG (third), and RCB (fourth) full the highest 4.

Right here’s the up to date factors desk after RR vs KKR match

TEAM MATCHES WON LOST PTS NRR
Gujarat Titans
6 5 1 10 +0.395
Rajasthan Royals
6 4 2 8 +0.380
Lucknow Tremendous Giants
6 4 2 8 +0.296
Royal Challengers Bangalore 6 4 2 8 +0.142
Sunrisers Hyderabad 6 4 2 8 -0.077
Kolkata Knight Riders
7 3 4 6 +0.160
Punjab Kings
6 3 3 6 +0.109
Delhi Capitals
5 2 3 4 +0.219
Chennai Super Kings
6 1 5 2 -0.638
Mumbai Indians
6 0 6 0 -1.048

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